Monday, October 16, 2017
Did you know federal judges have a union? I didn’t, until I read an article about President Trump’s new policy on improving our immigration courts. Apparently, our so-called public servants are incapable of processing this tidal wave of illegal aliens in an efficient manner. Here is an excerpt:
The White House says it aims to reduce an "enormous" backlog of 600,000 cases, triple the number in 2009, that cripples its ability to deport immigrants as President Donald Trump mandated in January.
The National Association of Immigration Judges called the move unprecedented and says it will be the "death knell for judicial independence" in courts where immigrants such as political dissidents, women fleeing violence and children plead their cases to stay in the United States.
"That is a huge, huge, huge encroachment on judicial independence," said Dana Leigh Marks, spokeswoman and former president of the association and a judge for more than 30 years. "It's trying to turn immigration judges into assembly-line workers."
First of all, why do we allow federal judges to have a union? This really didn’t sink in until I read the following paragraph and then I knew unions for judges actually existed:
The judges' union says its current contract language prevents the government from rating them based on the number of cases they complete or the time it takes to decide them.
But now, they say, the department is trying to rescind that language, and advocates say it could violate a federal regulation that requires judges to "exercise their independent judgment and discretion" when deciding cases.
This is amazing! Shouldn’t this raise a red flag to everyone? Exactly how are these judges supposed to “exercise their independent judgement and discretion” when they belong to a union. Unions promote a socio-political ideology that is the antithesis of independence and free thought. Name a union that’s not!
Come to find out this is more pervasive than I thought. Administrative judges in Washington D.C. voted to join a union in 2014. Here is an excerpt from a press release:
Washington DC -- Administrative law judges who work for the District of Columbia’s Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), the office which provides adjudication services for several DC agencies, voted overwhelmingly Thursday to join the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE). Eighty percent of judges voting cast ballots for the union. Judge Jesse Goode, who hears cases related to unemployment insurance, said, “This has been a long time in coming. We wanted a union because we wanted a voice in making improvements to our courts. We specifically wanted to be members of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers because IFPTE represents nearly 2,000 federal administrative law judges. Sometimes the wheels of justice turn slowly even for judges, but today democracy prevailed and the union was voted in.”
Now they want an independent court system completely outside of the Department of Justice:
WASHINGTON — The federal immigration court system should be separated from the Justice Department and operated independently of federal law enforcement, the top two leaders of the immigration judges’ union said Wednesday.
Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, said immigration judges act as arbiters in deportation cases being argued by Homeland Security Department lawyers but judges also are treated as attorneys for the government.
This is a serious problem.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
President Donald Trump needs to send a message to the Democratic Party and their third-world constituents: We are a sovereign nation whose people believe in the value of citizenship and the rule of law. DACA is officially rescinded. Those who participated, along with their parents, have 90 days to leave the country or face criminal charges. This invasion is over!
Make no mistake about it, this is a third-world invasion. Worse, we have officials in law enforcement who are aiding and abetting these people. North Carolina’s State Attorney General, Josh Stein, is a perfect example of a man who is more politician than an enforcer of laws. He and a gaggle of progressive attorneys general are using DACA as a platform for their own political ambitions.
Unfortunately for Mr. Stein, and his illegal alien constituents, his suit exposes the extent of this invasion in North Carolina. Here is an excerpt from the Charlotte Observer:
“Immigration is a vital catalyst to North Carolina’s economy,” the lawsuit states.
It further outlines the steady increase in the state’s immigrant population since 1990, growing to 7.6 percent in 2014, according to a study conducted by the Latino Migration Project at UNC-Chapel Hill, from 1.7 percent.
“This demographic change is due, in large part, to industries’ recruitment of foreign-born individuals, primarily of Latin American origin to fill available jobs that have been created as a result of the expansion of North Carolina’s economy,” the lawsuit states, noting that a Pew Research Center report in 2015 estimated that 350,000 people, or nearly 44 percent of North Carolina’s immigrant population, did not have legal immigration status.
The lawsuit states that North Carolina has one of the “largest undocumented high school populations in the country,” saying nearly 31,000 of the students enrolled in 2015 did not have the paperwork authorizing them to live in the United States.
Many of those students who have received DACA status have enrolled in colleges and universities and contributed to the tax base. Ending the program might force some of those students to leave high school and institutions of higher learning.
I have a question for Attorney General Josh Stein, how many American citizens have been displaced either at work or in our schools because of this illegal alien invasion? How many American children have suffered because of limited funding and lowered teaching standards due to this invasion? You, Mr. Stein, claim these illegal aliens contribute to the tax base. Really? True and honest scholarship states otherwise. If anything, these people are a drain on valuable resources. But don’t let the facts and the rule of law get in the way of your ambitions, Mr. Stein. I’m sure your mentor, Governor Roy Cooper’s, success is an inspiration for all usurpers of law and order.
Democrats are in a panic. They’re concerned President Trump might actually adhere to the Constitution of the United States by making Congress do their job as dictated in Article One, Section Nine, Clause Seven:
No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.
That’s right. This so-called Affordable Care Act has to go through the budget process. Money has to be allocated by our elected representatives. Finally, we have a president who believes in the rule of law, unlike his predecessor. Barack Obama bypassed Congress and drew monies directly from the treasury. This man acted like a third-world dictator and the American people let him get with it.
The American people might as well forget about Real and Replace. We'll have to let the budget process kill Obamacare, because Congress is incapable of passing one of those as well. Luckily for the country, this monstrosity will wither on the vine as this charade plays out.
However, Democrats don’t believe in the U.S. Constitution, budgets or the rule of law. Progressive attorneys general are threatening to sue the Trump administration if they don’t act like a third-world junta. They want the American taxpayers to bailout their party’s sponsored cartel: the insurance companies. Here is an excerpt from CNBC:
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called President Donald Trump's termination of the so-called cost-sharing reduction reimbursements "cruel," "breathtakingly reckless" and "unlawful."
"This is an effort to blow up the system," said Schneiderman. He accused Trump of lashing out in frustration over the inability of Republican allies in Congress to pass a bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare.
"We're not going to let him do it."
"We will be in court to defend these subsidies and fight this decision with everything we've got," Schneiderman said as he announced the lawsuit.
The system is already blown-up you damn libtard! Nobody can afford this crap. Democrats have been thrown out of office throughout the country because of Obamacare. Why do you think Donald Trump is president?
I have news for Attorney General Schneiderman, we don’t need repeal and replace as long as we have the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Conservatives are demanding the ouster of Senator Mitch McConnell as majority leader along with all of the acolytes that compose his fiefdom. This man has proven himself at best an incompetent, and at worse a conniving, power-hungry scumbag. Whatever it is, we’ve had enough. Here is an excerpt a group of like minded organization sent to the Senator.
“You and the rest of your leadership team were given the majority because you pledged to stop the steady flow of illegal immigration,” the letter states. “You have done nothing. You pledged to reduce the size of this oppressive federal government. You have done nothing. You pledged to reduce, and ultimately eliminate the out-of-control deficit spending that is bankrupting America. You have done nothing. You promised to repeal Obamacare, ‘root and branch.’ You have done nothing. You promised tax reform. You have done nothing.”
Done nothing is right. I have my suspicions that Senator McConnell wants Obamacare around as a dependable pinata that he and the GOP can bash each election cycle. Afterall, Republicans were swept into office on the promise of repeal and replace. It would be a shame to lose this meal ticket.
Monday, October 9, 2017
The American people have come to the conclusion both political parties are D.C. centric. Democrats have made it clear they’re for big, centralized government and their voters are okay with that. If anything, these Marxists are angry this country hasn’t obtained a Venezuelan-esque paradise.
However, conservatives have had a rude awakening. The Tea Party movement exposed the GOP for what it is, and it has nothing to do with limited government or the U.S. Constitution. The Republican establishment thought they could exploit our movement; instead we exposed them. Now we have internecine warfare where both factions are fighting for the soul of the party.
History has a way of putting things into perspective. I’m currently reading Undaunted Radical: The Selected Writings and Speeches of Albion Tourgee. What an eye opener. This book is a treasure trove for those seeking information on Reconstruction and its failures from the perspective of a Radical Republican.
Tourgee and his fellow travelers were exasperated by the failures of the Republican Party when it came to securing the rights and safety of freedmen and loyalists in the South. Here is an excerpt from A Bystander’s Notes: The Afro-American League (1889):
The claim the Republican Party is all the organization the negro requires comes with very bad grace from the organs of a party which has shown itself thus far quite unable to deal with the questions touching his rights as a man and a citizen - a party with the record of the inconsistency of 1876 upon its shoulders - an inconsistency so glaring that is seems impossible that any Northern Republican of average sensibility could ever ask a colored man to rely upon that party to remedy the evils which attach to his condition, at least until that crime against good faith and common sense has been retrieved.
The simple fact is the Republican Party is just like any other party. It seeks success and, within limits, it advocates and does whatever its leaders and manipulators believe will secure success and avoids what they believe endanger the result. This is the very highest merit of the party system, which progress yet devised for a self-governing people. Strong, resolute, intense men, looking over the field of public sentiment, adjudge thus idea or that to be uppermost in the popular mind, and so order an advance along this or that portion of the line of policy the party occupies, and expect the rest without abandoning their position to remain comparatively quiet in any particular struggle. It is for this reason that the Republican Party, after twenty-five years of aggressive movement along the line of individual right, thrust again to the front of the old Whig principle of protection and fought its battle almost solely on that issue. It was not because it had not abandoned the principle of equal right and privilege, but because the leaders believed that success was more probable if the attack was made on another part of the line. Many of its leaders, both during the campaign and since that time, have favored relegating the question of the rights of the colored man to the background. They have “had enough of the nigger,” they say.
Dare I ask, has today’s Republican establishment had enough of the Tea Party? I can most definitely say we’ve had enough of them.
Good riddance, Senator Bob Corker! Tennesseans have had enough of your shenanigans and are holding the door open with a foot cocked and ready. But of course, this tool for the U. S. Chamber of Commerce won’t go quietly. No, he has to fire some parting shots at the man who is draining the swamp. Here is an excerpt from the AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Corker is hardly the only Republican lawmaker raising dark concerns about harm President Donald Trump might cause the U.S. and the world. But he’s one of the few willing to air those worries in public.
Most GOP senators were silent Monday, a day after Corker charged that the White House was an “adult day care” and Trump could set the nation “on the path to World War III.”
Trump is putting the nation on a path to World War III? This yahoo can’t be serious. It was Corker and his merry band of idiots who paved that road. They allowed Obama to negotiate one of the worst deals in American history. They are the ones who ensured a nuclear Iran. It was Corker and the Republican establishment who trampled over the treaty clause of the U.S. Constitution. That deal would’ve never been ratified had they followed the law of the land.
Senator Bob Corker can shoot his mouth off all he wants. Soon he’ll be just an echo as he swishes down the drain with all the other fecal matter that floods Washington D.C.